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of the united states on martin luther king day is giving it that much time. >> vice president biden is speaking at the commander-in-chief ball. >> they know who you are. they know what you've done. 1.7, 1.7 million of you have walked across the scorching sands of iraq or been in those god for saken mountains and plains of afghanistan. many of you just haven't served one tour. you have served two, three, four, five, the last time of the 23 or four times i've been in afghanistan and iraq, i was flying into bagram in a c-17. i went into the cockpit. the load master was there and i said, how many of you is this your first tour? nobody raised their hand. i said second tour. one. third tour. two. fourth, one. fifth, two. ladies and gentlemen, we have never, never, never in the history of america asked so much of a generation. and you have met it with incredible pride. the joint chiefs of staff has prepared you in a way that always sort of takes my breath away every time i see you in theater. one of the great honors of my life has been to visit many of you when you were serving abroad from the mountai
heard people just like him who used similar critiques to say why we shouldn't have a martin luther king jr. holiday, because oh, he was somehow a communist. and look, even the senator, you know, he chooses to keep his state office open on mlk day. if you do the research. so i'm just curious to him, is it okay to be celebrating mlk day? is that okay? can we get your permission? >> sure. there's a big difference. martin luther king -- >> i'm just checking. >> ron karenga was a violent -- >> what about columbus day, senator? did you keep your office open on columbus day? >> well, we all have our offices open on columbus day. right. >> okay. because some people claim that columbus also and columbus day is something that we shouldn't observe because a lot of people died. >> well, columbus was the person who founded america kind of on behalf of the eastern hemisphere and -- >> oh, but you forgot his history, though. >> benefiting from america today -- >> yeah, i think if you asked a lot of native americans they'd be pretty upset about the idea that we celebrate how america ended up -- >> sena
use similar critiques to say why we shouldn't have a martin luther king, jr. holiday because he was somehow a communist and look even the senator, he chooses to keep his office open on mlk day, if you do the research. i'm curious to him is it okay we celebrate mrk day? can we get your permission? >> sure. there's a big difference. martin luther king is -- >> i'm just checking. >> did you keep your office open on columbus day, senator? >> isn't there a big difference? >> did you keep your office open on that day? columbus day? >> we have our offices open on columbus day. >> some people claim that columbus also and columbus day is something that we shouldn't observe because a lot of people died. >> well, columbus was the person who founded america kind of on behalf of the eastern hemisphere and -- >> but you forgot his history -- >> i think if you ask a lot of native americans they would be pretty upset about the idea that we celebrate how america ended up being. >> you can't pick and choose. you can't pick and choose. i'm curious. should we celebrate valentine's day? that was cre
on abraham lincoln's bible and martin luther king jr.'s bible. the inaugural parade is another tradition that dates back to george washington but his parade was small not the spectacle that we see today. >> it really imnated from 1904 from when roosevelt had fur trappers and out doors people. each year the parade gets better and better. >> in 1837 martin van bure fln the first to use hail to the chief. it was moved to january 20th in 1937 just in time for franklin d. roosevelt second term. ♪ at last >> the tradition started with james madison in 1909. dwight eisenhower started holding multiple parties. john f. kennedy attended five. bill clinton second inauguration holds the all time high for 14 events. harry truman was the first to have his televised. an estimated ten million americans watched. at the time it was the most watched event in history. presidents were able to broadcast their speeches to the entire nation. >> the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. >> the very thought that man in a wheelchair is trying to put optimism into our national lungs. still continues to move.
. they said we just hit a bad day. if we waited until the late train friday night on martin luther king holiday weekend, we'd see a big crowd getting off is at this station. >> we had 28 reservations coming into the essex station tomorrow night. >> 28? >> correct. >> all those people could fit on one bus. right? >> it could. but that's not their choice. their choice is rail. >> reporter: guess what else is coming to vermont. even more money from u.s. taxpayers for high-speed rail. that in reality is making slow-speed rail just a little faster. >> it seems like a whole lot of money for very little improvement. what is the obama administration or transportation department have to say about this? >> well, you know, this was the first project under this high-speed rail initiative that was completed. and when it was completed, ray lahood, the transportation secretary, was out there just praising that, again, that it came in on budget, came in on time. he said it will move more goods more efficiently, create jobs for the economy up in vermont. and it did increase speeds just a little bit. but
since 1968, the killing of martin luther king and robert f. kennedy. yes, texas has had a concealed weapons law, but even as they have had it, it is not a law that has a component to it that can say without doubt that every person who is now holding a concealed weapon is not suffering from a mental health issue, is not prone to high temper -- behavior. >> pleat push back on your -- hold on, senator. i'm siding with you on this one -- i mean, i'm not taking sides, i'm just pushing back. why shouldn't that young woman we spoke to have the ability to have a weapon and not cower in a classroom under a desk hoping that the authorities show up? why shouldn't she have the ability to be armed and respond if that gunman does come into the classroom? >> i'm very happy to say that. because we're not talking about just that young woman. we're talking about individuals all over campuses throughout the state of texas having guns, some more prepared than others. and the fact that you have guns on campus that may be one by a concealed weapons permit holder that gun can get in the hands of others. >
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